MHK Technologies/KESC Tidal Generator

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Technology Profile
Primary Organization Kinetic Energy Systems
Project(s) where this technology is utilized MHK Projects/Newfound Harbor Project
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Technology Type
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Axial Flow Turbine
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TRL 1-3: Discovery / Concept Definition / Early Stage Development & Design & Engineering
Technology Description The Tidal Generator is based on free flow hydrodynamics for regions that have flood and ebb tides. Strategically attached to bridges, pilings, river, channel, or sea bottoms, this multi-directional generator contains two sets of turbine blades. As the tide flows inward the inward turbine blades opens to maximum rotor diameter while the outward turbine closes into the outward cone-shaped hub to create a hydro dynamically clean surface for water to flow without drag. The center diameter is 75% of the diameter of the turbine blades at full rotor extension for stability.

Technology Dimensions
Device Testing
Date Submitted 9/28/2010

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